I Think This Is the One Handbag That Genuinely Goes With Everything

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Some of you know exactly which designer handbag you want to invest in. In fact, you might always reach for the same style, colour and brand each and every time, safe in the knowledge that you'll get endless use out of it. But sometimes, The One can be a little different than you'd expect. Case in point? White handbags have become surprising sidekicks to so many editors in the Who What Wear London office. 

Bright-white handbags, like shoes, for a long time had a reputation for being tacky and cheap-looking. However, if you look at the bags from Gucci, Chloé and Prada, you'll find that many of the most elegant styles are actually in an ivory hue. White handbags might seem like a summer accessory, but they look just as good with chunky knitwear, beige blazers and oversized snuggly coats. All of the bags below disprove this old-school "tacky" style rule. The AllSaints backpack and Wandler Hortensia bags look particularly elevated. 

Best White Handbags: Wandler's Mini Hortensia Bag

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Who What Wear Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi pairs her Wandler mini bag with a snuggly red jumper. 

Scroll down to see the many outfits that work with a Tipex-white bag, and then shop some of my favourites below.

Best white handbags: white dior bag with all white outfit

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Style Notes: A white bag looks amazing with a head-to-toe white outfit. 

Best white handbags: white bag and beige blazer

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Style Notes: A white handbag looks really elegant when paired with buttery yellow and beige separates. 

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Style Notes: The white bag matches the white shoes perfectly for a cool preppy look.

Best white handbags: white bag and shoes and navy outfit

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Style Notes: For double the impact, wear a pair of white shoes with your white handbag. 

Best white handbags: white pouch bag

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Style Notes: A slouchy pouch bag tucked under one arm always looks chic.

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The circle shape is a real standout. 

The gold hardware is the perfect contrast. 

This will be a spring sell-out. 

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